N wrote 2 paragraphs. (Approximately 11 lines)
I was there.
N wrote 6 paragraphs. (Included dialogue and was 15 lines)
I was there.
N wrote 4 paragraphs. (Approximately 10 lines)
I was not there but had left a video and a page of my writing.
So what’s my plan?
I’m a goal setter and a “UbD’er” (Understanding by Design – backwards planning).
Here’s my goal for next week. Use this paper and see if N can write at least one complete story of 3-4 pages with some conferencing each day.
Thank you, Melanie Meehan, for sharing your opinion and information scaffolded paper. The items in the box are from the third grade checklist. (link)
If he writes approximately 50 lines, that will be 333% increase over previous writing.
Two of these stories in a week. Then remove the checklists from the paper and see if the writing volume remains high and constant.(Previously his writing work ranged from 2-4 lines in a day.)
To recap our work (or you can read here)
Pseudo-Shared Writing via video
??? Student Choice
Scaffolded Checklist Paper – Narrative Story Writing – Repeat 5 days
Write Using “Regular” Writing Paper
What would you add to this plan?
What would your measure of success be?
How have you increased volume of writing for students?
Thank you, Betsy, Beth, Deb, Kathleen, Lanny, Melanie, and Stacey for this daily forum each March. Check out the writers, readers and teachers here.